Led by the National Dignity Council, Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of 120,000+ individuals and organisations who work to put Dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care. Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your life. Treating other people with Dignity means treating them the way we’d like to be treated ourselves. At Kingfishers, our Dignity Champions programme is lead by Home Manager Beata, Clinical Lead Zoe, Care Coordinator Kim, All Senior Care Leads and Rose our Companionship Team Leader. We completed our training online and at the Residents and Relatives Meeting today, were presented with Dignity Badges by Jeanette our Senior Nurse. The aim for this project is to provide high quality services to the residents we care for, and ensuring that every member of the team understands how their role in supporting dignity. The residents were really surprised and they would like to take part in how to promote Dignity within the care home too. Our ways of promoting Dignity at Kingfishers:
- We have introduced a Dignity Board, located near the staff room, so that all staff be aware of what Dignity means in our care.
- We have placed a Dignity Tree in the Activities Room and as part of the activities planner we will incorporate an activity regarding ‘What Dignity Means To You?’